This year's Red Snapper season may end up being the shortest ever.
In April, a decision will be made on how long the season will be, but many in the fishing industry fear federal regulations will restrict the season to 27 days, or less.
It could end up being as little as 11 days, or there's a possibility the season could be closed completely in federal waters.
Recently Rep. Steve Southerland spoke about the regulations in Washington, saying, "Until the beltway bureaucrats begin to understand the challenges facing our coastal communities, I will continue to support Florida's effort to stand tall on the 10th Amendment and fight back against an administration that's out of touch with the needs of our fishermen."
So why is fishing getting so political? We took that question to two charter fishermen, Capt. Mark Kelley from Kelley Girl Charters who has been fishing local waters for three generations, along with Capt. Benji Kelley from Miss Kelley Charters.
Donna Bell talked with them about the impacts more regulations will have on their industry.